Amazon Linux AMI : libxml2 (ALAS-2014-340)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 78283

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

parser.c in libxml2 before 2.9.0, as used in Google Chrome before 28.0.1500.71 and other products, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) via a document that ends abruptly, related to the lack of certain checks for the XML_PARSER_EOF state.

Solution

Run 'yum update libxml2' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2014-340.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78283

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-340.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/12/2014

Updated: 4/18/2018

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libxml2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libxml2-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libxml2-python, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libxml2-static, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 5/21/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2877

ALAS: 2014-340